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How acceptable…how effective…

How acceptable to God this sacrifice was, or how effective in the purifying of heart and life, let those bear witness who have found through faith in him the peace with God and release from sin that nothing else could … Continue reading

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Through dullness and sloth…

Calvin on Hebrews 5:11… 9And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, 10called by God as High Priest “according to the order of Melchizedek,” 11of whom we have much to say, and hard … Continue reading

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Nothing more difficult…

There is, indeed, nothing more difficult than to keep our thoughts fixed on heaven, when the whole power of our nature inclines downwards, and when Satan by numberless devices draws us back to the earth. Calvin, Hebrews, 146

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Obedience of faith…

Calvin on Hebrews 5:9… And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him… “If then we desire that Christ’s obedience should be profitable to us, we must imitate him; for the Apostle means … Continue reading

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For as, by this taking of flesh, he joined man to God; so, by dying in the flesh, by sacrifice he cleansed, sanctified and delivered mankind; and by giving him his Holy Spirit, he made him like again in nature … Continue reading

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Encouragement enough and to spare…

The Scriptures contain encouragement enough and to spare for the feeblest believer, but are full of solemn warnings to those who think they stand to beware lest they fall. Bruce, Hebrews, 147

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Ultimate Merciful, Faithful, Sympathetic…

Just some ‘thinking out loud.’ I note that in Hebrews, the adjectives merciful, faithful and sympathetic are used to describe Jesus Christ in His high-priestly vocation. The ‘faithfulness’ sources in a comparison between Jesus and Moses in Chapter 3. He … Continue reading

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